Friday, August 08, 2008

what is the whole part about?

long ago, in the mid 90s or so, whole foods changed their mission statement, much to the frustration of many I knew who worked and shopped there.

the change was subtle, but completely obvious to everyone who actually cared about the food they were eating: whole foods was going to back off its commitment to organics and opt for pretty, easier to sell food.

well, today we learn that means buying ground beef from the same factory farms that every other giant supermarket in the US buys from, and selling it to people as "healthy". Turns out that ground meat whole foods has been buying since June 2nd was contaminated with unacceptable levels of e. coli and finally people have gotten sick from it.

in keeping with their commitment to local, healthy food, the meat whole foods purchased in nebraska "may have" been shipped, well, everywhere.

"The recalled beef might have been sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D. C., Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Canada."

well done.

oh, and SERVES YOU RIGHT!

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